Sailing Clubs In The USA
The club is organized as a non-profit organization. It’s on nine acres of land located ten miles south of Pell City on Logan Martin Lake. The property is on the west side of the reservoir some two miles above Logan Martin Dam. At this site, the lake is approximately one mile wide and affords excellent sailing conditions.
The clubhouse is located atop a knoll, which furnishes a panoramic view of the lake and sailing area. Clubhouse facilities include men’s and women’s dressing rooms, hot showers and kitchen. There is ample space for tent camping both on grass and in the preserved wooded acres. Waterfront facilities include paved launching ramps, and both fixed and floating docks. There is a fenced parking area for boats left on trailers. A limited number of slips are available for members who prefer leaving boats in the water.
The sailing program consists of Sunday afternoon races throughout the year, monthly one-day regattas during the Spring and Summer, plus invitational regattas, which attract entries from other clubs in the Southeast. The Club also has a junior sailing program and an adult Learn to Sail program.
At the present time there are one design fleets of Thistles, Multihulls, Lasers, Flying Scots, Snipes, J-22’s, and a variety of other dinghies and cruisers at the club.
Buccaneer Yacht Club is a private club for members and guests only. The Club is family oriented and the objectives of this Club are to promote sportsmanship and good fellowship and to encourage and to enjoy the use of sail boats or other pleasure craft. Each year Buccaneer Yacht Club hosts numerous regattas, e.g. Billy Goat Regatta, Spring Regatta, Red Cross’ Summer Splash, Middle Bay Light Regatta, Fish Class Worlds Regatta, etc. Every fourth year the Club hosts the world renowned Dauphin Island Race, which is supposed to be the biggest race in the U.S.
DSC is located on beautiful Lake Martin between Kowaliga Bridge and The Ridge Marina. We have club racing scheduled almost every weekend from March to November along with our annual Punchbowl Regatta in the spring and Scotalina TuTu/Scow Now Regatta in the fall. The Dixie Sailing Club promotes the Catalina 22, Flying Scot and MC Scow as the three one-desgin fleets at the club as well as the open handicap fleet.
We are located on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, and welcome sailors of all ages, both racers and cruisers. FYC offers spirited racing, plus a wide variety of social and family events. Fairhope Yacht Club has active racing fleets of PHRF, Portsmouth, Rhodes 19, Flying Scot, Laser Radial, Optimist Prams, Sun Fish and 420s. We also offer summer sailing lessons and tutition.
The Mobile Yacht Club Cruisers (MYCC) mission is to get MYC members and their boats out on the water by participating in a variety of boating and cruising activities that appeal to those with varied levels of boating interest and experience. All MYC members, power and sail boaters alike, as well as club members who dont own a boat but love the water, are welcome to join MYCC.
The Mobile Yacht Club sponsors and participates in numerous regattas. The Club is actively engaged in various sailing programs and local schools to encourage youth participation in the sport of sailing. Additionally, the Club maintains a fleet of Flying Scots, Club 420’s and Optimist dinghies for membership’s use in day sailing or competitive racing.
We provide sailing through instruction, regattas, races, family sailing and fun events. Our membership is comprised of individuals and families between the ages of 18 and 90 who sail a variety of boats. Twenty-five boats are 20 to 30 foot cruiser sloops and twenty-some are 13 to 19 foot dinghies of different classes.
Muscle Shoals Sailing Club is the only sailing club on Wilson Lake. We are located on the north side of the lake at mile 271.5 of the Tennessee River or approximately 2 miles below Wheeler Dam at old Lock 4 Slough. Our clubhouse sits on 20 acres of picturesque wooded lake-front offering spectacular sunsets and a relaxing atmosphere. Facilities include a campground for RV”s and tenting, boat ramp, buoy anchoring, boat slips, small boat storage, boat trailering a kitchen, and showers.
While some clubs are “Yacht Clubs” and may have certain activities accordingly our club is a SAILING CLUB, and a place for anyone with any size boat to enjoy the water and the sport of sailing. Our activities include 3 race series with 9 races each, a DIYRA Regatta, raft up trips and cookouts Sailboats docked or stored at the club range in size from a 7 ft dingy to 30 ft cruisers. There are almost always a boat or two for sale, usually posted on the bulletin board in the club house. The only club owned boats are a pair of Snarks and a dinghy.
Our marina is in a protected harbor on the east side of the Clubhouse. We recently named the harbor after E. Stanley Robbins, one of the founders of Turtle Point. We have eighteen 60” covered slips, eighteen 40” covered slips, ten 24” covered slips, sixteen open sailboat and skiboat slips and twelve personal watercraft slips. These slips generally are full and have a short waiting list. The marina is managed by a boating committee made up of Turtle Point boating members called the bridge. We also have transient slips for at least 14 boats, according to their size. Each year we have other yacht clubs come for a weekend visit.
The Alaska Sailing Club founded in 1967, maintains a club site facility with club house, 300 ft. of docks and 10,000 sq. ft. of harbor on beautiful Big Lake, Alaska. The club site is active from mid-May until mid-September. The club owned fleet consists of a 24′ RL, 4 Skipjacks, 2 FJs, and a Laser.
Member owned boat types include Buccaneer, Hobie 16, Laser, Skipjack, 505, Demon, Lido 14, Trac 14, MacGregor, Balboa, Venture and Ensenada. We are a small club of dedicated sailors with the emphasis on fun rather than protocol and blue blazers. Annual sailing classes are held for beginning sailors and new members. A summer race series culminates with the annual Governor”s Cup series Labor Day Weekend.
The Homer Yacht Club sails primarily on Kachemak Bay, on the west side of southcentral Alaska”s spectacular Kenai Peninsula. Approximately twenty miles long, Kachemak Bay encompasses several islands, bays, and coves flanked by towering mountains. The Homer Yacht Club”s cup races are generally about 6 to 10 nautical miles long, and most use permanent buoys and/or small islands for the race marks. The racing fleet is relatively small and comprises a variety of designs, many intended for cruising rather than racing. Due to these factors and the disparate experience levels among crews, a golf handicap system is used for the cup races.